be quits (with someone)

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be quits (with someone)

1. To no longer be in a mutual state of debt with someone. I paid you back last week, so now we're finally quits.
2. To have retaliated against someone. All right, he hit you, you him back—please tell me you two are quits now.
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be ˈquits (with somebody)

(informal)
1 be in a position in which neither of two people owe each other money any more: If I give you $10, then we’re quits, aren’t we?
2 have done something unpleasant to somebody who did something unpleasant to you: He crashed my motorbike last year and now I’ve crashed his car, so we’re quits.
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References in classic literature ?
And when I have paid for the policeman who protects me and, if I live in a country where conscription is in force, served in the army which guards my house and land from the invader, I am quits with society: for the rest I counter its might with my wiliness.
I put my faith in her - now I am quits by loving her no longer.